Less waste more food!03/12/2018 5:00am
One of the great ways you can reduce your rubbish footprint is by composting your kitchen and garden waste.
Keen composters also get the benefit of a productive garden – vegetables, fruit trees and ornamentals all thrive on well-made compost.
Having a productive garden hinges on healthy soil, good gardening practices and a little bit of know-how. So we’ve prepared a handy Grow It Guide, available for download at nelson.govt.nz/growing-food-at-home.
The guide has been put together by local gardening experts specifically for the soils and climate of our home town. It includes sections on garden design, tools, soil assessment, composting, a planting calendar for Nelson and how to make a worm farm.
Download your copy now and get composting – and don’t forget you can get a $20 Council subsidy on compost bins, worm farms and bokashi systems through our compost subsidy scheme. Check out nelson.govt.nz/composting for more info.
Look out on our facebook page for our composting and food growing tips and quizzes and be in to win some cool gardening prizes.